Sunday, May 31, 2015

I'm Reading Postcards IN THE GARDEN Triptych

I'm Reading Postcards In the Garden Triptych

Hello little creative friends!  
Do you have a garden? 
Do you spend time in a garden?

We have a garden, here at the ranch, and it has a sign over the gate that says "Garden Never Closed".  

That's because there is always something growing there and even more important there are lots of chair for sitting to read a book or ready postcards like the one in the vintage garden shown here.  

It began with blank pieces of wood that hubby hinged for my to create the triptych! 

Next came the tissue paper collage effect learned from Tim Holtz.

Then color was added using Ranger Alcohol Inks. 

Adding the "trellis" was a bit of a challenge with the hinges! And then came the texture paste using an old stencil that I had from years ago when doing a wall!  It's Plaid with a design by Anna Griffin.  I forgot to get a picture of it all white and almost indecipherable.  I had my doubts about figuring out how to paint it! It was painted with several things... Silks Acrylics, Inca Gold, Distress Paint and Pitt Pens. 

The butterfly was pasted onto cardstock and painted to make 3D!!

The "greenhouse" was part of the Tim Holtz tissue paper.  It just needed some Pitt Pens and Silks Acrylics to spruce it up!

Heheheh - love the little postcard.  I found it on some Prima paper - Something Blue Collection - cut, paste, then added a Tim Holtz rub-one and stamp too!

The other side of the triptych was done with:

Tim Holtz Craft-core - Shattered Paper
Webster's Pages Paper
Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden CMS215
Jolee's Boutique dragonflies
Prima flowers
Beads and Bangles for the Knobs!
Faber-Castille Pitt Pens
Silks Acrylic Glaze
Ranger Distress Paint

Oh and the back of the flower has some chiffon type fabric as well as the center too!!

Thanks bunches for stopping by to spend time with me in my garden! Hugs j

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Thanks bunches for the opportunity to share my project with the following challenges: 


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Click HERE to View The Mixed Media Monthly May Challenge

Thank you to Stampers Anonymous and Dina Wakley for your generosity to us for this challenge. I would LOVE to have a Dina set.  HOPING!! 

My post was inspired by May Flowers because they are on both sides of my In The Garden Triptych! And because it has done nothing in May but rain and flood in Texas so creating May flowers was a wonderful thing to create a bit of sunshine!!!  j.
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Thanks bunches Rita Maria and the Design Team for this theme of Triptych.  I had no idea what a triptych was at all.  Your INCREDIBLE projects definitely defined a triptych to perfection and were great inspirations too.  I LOVED making this creation. j.
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Challenge 1 - May - Vintage Garden

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Thanks bunches Pamellia for the very first challenge for Anything But Cute.  And Branka - so many people have made you a vintage garden for this challenge - so fun.  Thanks bunches to you and all the design team for a great inspiration and wonderful examples. 



Vintagehandmade said...

Wooow, wooow, wooow, Joi, what a stunning triptych you've created! I am totally blown away! Brilliant mixed media piece and a wonderful post! I love all the fantastic techniques you used there!
Thank you so much for joining in our 'Vintage Garden' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka xxx

Claudia N. said...

This is soooo lovely and enchanting, Joi!

Your magical garden door tryptich is so imaginative and magical! LOVE it!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful piece of mixed media art with us at The Mirror Crack'd!

Claudia x

Pamellia said...

OK Joi, you are blowing me away today!! Two gorgeous Joi-full creations in one overload!!!! This is incredible, I mean, fall off my chair type of incredible!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! So many flowers and details, you must have worked on this for a coon's age, wowsers!!

I am just so thrilled and honoured you have joined in with us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Thanks so much for your kind words and for all your support!! Big Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Lula said...

Wow! What a wonderful creation Joi! Love your attention to all those fab details!
Thank you for playing with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

Cec said...

Wow, is this ever stunning and so dimensional. I love the shape of your tryptich and the fact that you transformed both sides into a garden of eye candy but each side is unique. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

sarascloset said...

Joi, If I were as brilliant as you I would write a story or a poem about this! I love your vintage garden triptych with so many layers and rich colors! Your hand painted flowers are just fabulous as well as your dimensional one's on the reverse side. Truly a work of art! I'm so happy you joined our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute! hugs! Sara Emily DT

Samra said...

WOW!!! Fabulous project!!! Thank you so very kindly for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!!!
Samra DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh yes you did! Awesome sauce triptych! So nice of the hubby to lend a helping hand for such a wonderful project! Love the layers and flowers, the texture and the "greenhouse"! Gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki

Donna B. said...

That is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Rachel said...

gorgeous piece! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rita Marie said...

I am loving this Triptych! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us over at The Mirror Crack'd... xo :) said...

Joi, I love your secret garden Tryptich! I like the sneaky peak over the doors, it is a really clever idea. The colourful inside with the butterfly and green house are lovely. Thank you for joining our challenge at The Mirror Crack'd this month. Jan x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love your Tryptich, so much detail. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd this month. Happy crafting, Angela x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Thought I'd leave you a big congrats Joi on winning over at mirror crack'd as you are so lovely giving everyone else such generous comments ;)
Have a lovely weekend hugs
Donna xxx

Unknown said...

Wow Joi... I love everything about this... it is so beautifully vintage, it's warm and colourful too!! Just adore your work!! Thanks for playing along at Anything But Cute xx